EXCAVATIONS: THE PRINTS OF JULIE MEHRETU January 24 – April 4, 2020    Excavations is a spectacular collection of Mehretu’s printmaking. Best known for her large-scale paintings and drawings, Mehretu layers maps, urban planning grids and architectural renderings with whorls of abstract markings and bright, colorful shapes. Mehretu has experimented with printmaking processes since graduate school, and has completed collaborative projects at professional printmaking studios across the country, among them Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, which has organized this exhibition. Julie Mehretu, Entropia (review), 2004 Lithograph and screenprint on Arches 88 paper Printed by Cole Rogers, assisted by Mia Keeler, Tyler Starr, Joanne Price, and Zac Adams. Published by Highpoint Editions and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis 


DAMON DAVISJanuary 24 – March 14, 2020

St. Louis multimedia artist and activist Damon Davis completed a month-long residency at Grinnell College during the fall semester 2019. The works he produced in two and three dimensions are suffused with an inward interrogation of his responses to recent political, social, and personal trauma.



Damon DavisGraduation 1, 2019Digital collageCourtesy of the artist 
Also on view:MARÉ DE DENTRO: LIFE IN RIO DE JANEIRO’S FAVELASBurling Gallery: Closes February 19, 2020  This photographic exhibition documents resident life in Complexo da Maré, Rio de Janeiro’s largest group of favelas (shantytowns). It incorporates a series of visual projects produced through the collaboration of Henrique Gomes, a Brazilian activist from Maré; Antonello Veneri, an Italian photojournalist; and Nadia Sussman, an American video journalist.Programs and EventsFor an up-to-date list of events and other exhibitions on view, please visit www.grinnell.edu/campus-life/arts-culture/museum All events are in Grinnell College Museum of Art unless otherwise noted.GCMoA exhibitions and events are always free and open to the public. Yoga in the Museum with Jackie Hutchison Mondays and Thursdays 12:15 – 12:50 p.m. January 24 – March 12 and March 30 – May 14 Enjoy a free 30-minute yoga practice. Open to all levels, mats provided. Co-sponsored by Live Well Grinnell. 20 Minutes @ 11with Makeba Lavan January 29, 11 a.m. Makeba Lavan, assistant professor of English, will speak about Damon Davis’ prints within the context of Afrofuturism.  Damon Davis: Gallery Tour and Reception January 30, 4 p.m. Damon Davis will give a tour of his exhibition, and discuss the works created during his residency at Grinnell College Museum of Art in September 2019. Reception to follow. 20 Minutes @ 11with Andrew Kaufman
February 5, 11 a.m.
Andrew Kaufman, associate professor of studio art, will discuss the works of Julie Mehretu.  Community Day!
February 15, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
See art! Make art! Enjoy our exhibitions by Damon Davis and Julie
Mehretu and explore an extravaganza
of hands-on art projects. And refreshments, of course! Bridging the North-South Divide: Art, Culture, and Political Activism in the United States and Brazil
February 19, 4 p.m.
Burling Lounge
This panel interrogates cultural strategies for intervening in politics, and contemplates how networks of scholars and activists across the Global North-Global South divide can develop more horizontal and egalitarian connections. The panelists will focus on how such relations can develop between favela communities in Rio de Janeiro and academics in the United States. Organized by Nicholas Barnes, visiting assistant professor of political science.   Panel: Notions of Territory and the Built Environment
February 27, 4 p.m.
Julie Mehretu’s works are complex visual conversations that explore the metaphoric and tectonic through maps, public architectural sites and plans, sports diagrams, abstract and figurative structures. An interdisciplinary panel will use her work as a starting point to develop ideas about territory and structures, considering mapping, colonialism, migrations, poetic form and other topics. Speakers include professors Asimina Ino Nikolopoulou (Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies), Josh Marshack (Antropology), Hai-Dang Phan (English), Fredo Rivera (Art History),  Gallery Tour: Cole Rogers: Collaborating with Julie Mehretu March 5, 7 p.m. Cole Rogers, Artistic Director and Master Printer, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, will lead a gallery tour of the exhibition Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu. Rogers will discuss the collaborative relationship between artist and printer in contemporary print workshops as well as the techniques, history and unique aspects of individual works in the exhibition. https://vimeopro.com/user13496140/highpoint for more on Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Piano Recital: Royce Wolf March 10, 11 a.m. Royce Wolf, associate professor of mathematics, will present a solo piano recital featuring the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Bartok and Frederic Rzewski.     New hours!Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. 

Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, 1108 Park Street, Grinnell, Iowa  50112641.269.4660www.grinnell.edu/campus-life/arts-culture/museum  Minors under age 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. Grinnell College is not responsible for minors on campus or at College-sponsored events.






 

 
EXCAVATIONS: THE PRINTS OF JULIE MEHRETU 
January 24 – April 4, 2020   
 
Excavations is a spectacular collection of Mehretu’s printmaking. Best known for her large-scale paintings and drawings, Mehretu layers maps, urban planning grids and architectural renderings with whorls of abstract markings and bright, colorful shapes. Mehretu has experimented with printmaking processes since graduate school, and has completed collaborative projects at professional printmaking studios across the country, among them Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, which has organized this exhibition.
 
Julie Mehretu, Entropia (review), 2004 
Lithograph and screenprint on Arches 88 paper 
Printed by Cole Rogers, assisted by Mia Keeler, Tyler Starr, Joanne Price, and Zac Adams. 
Published by Highpoint Editions and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis 






DAMON DAVIS
January 24 – March 14, 2020


St. Louis multimedia artist and activist Damon Davis completed a month-long residency at Grinnell College during the fall semester 2019. The works he produced in two and three dimensions are suffused with an inward interrogation of his responses to recent political, social, and personal trauma.





Damon Davis
Graduation 1, 2019
Digital collage
Courtesy of the artist
 




Also on view:
MARÉ DE DENTRO: LIFE IN RIO DE JANEIRO’S FAVELAS
Burling Gallery: Closes February 19, 2020 
 
This photographic exhibition documents resident life in Complexo da Maré, Rio de Janeiro’s largest group of favelas (shantytowns). It incorporates a series of visual projects produced through the collaboration of Henrique Gomes, a Brazilian activist from Maré; Antonello Veneri, an Italian photojournalist; and Nadia Sussman, an American video journalist.

Programs and Events
For an up-to-date list of events and other exhibitions on view, please visit 
www.grinnell.edu/campus-life/arts-culture/museum 
All events are in Grinnell College Museum of Art unless otherwise noted.
GCMoA exhibitions and events are always free and open to the public.
 
Yoga in the Museum with Jackie Hutchison 
Mondays and Thursdays 
12:15 – 12:50 p.m. 
January 24 – March 12 and 
March 30 – May 14 
Enjoy a free 30-minute yoga practice. 
Open to all levels, mats provided. Co-sponsored by Live Well Grinnell.
 
20 Minutes @ 11with Makeba Lavan 
January 29, 11 a.m. 
Makeba Lavan, assistant professor of English, will speak about Damon Davis’ prints within the context of Afrofuturism. 
 
Damon Davis: Gallery Tour and Reception 
January 30, 4 p.m. 
Damon Davis will give a tour of his exhibition, and discuss the works created during his residency at Grinnell College Museum of Art in 
September 2019. Reception to follow.
 
20 Minutes @ 11with Andrew Kaufman
February 5, 11 a.m.
Andrew Kaufman, associate professor of studio art, will discuss the works of Julie Mehretu. 
 
Community Day!
February 15, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
See art! Make art! Enjoy our exhibitions by Damon Davis and Julie
Mehretu and explore an extravaganza
of hands-on art projects. And refreshments, of course!
 
Bridging the North-South Divide: Art, Culture, and Political Activism in the United States and Brazil
February 19, 4 p.m.
Burling Lounge
This panel interrogates cultural strategies for intervening in politics, and contemplates how networks of scholars and activists across the Global North-Global South divide can develop more horizontal and egalitarian connections. The panelists will focus on how such relations can develop between favela communities in Rio de Janeiro and academics in the United States. Organized by Nicholas Barnes, visiting assistant professor of political science.  
 
Panel: Notions of Territory and the Built Environment
February 27, 4 p.m.
Julie Mehretu’s works are complex visual conversations that explore the metaphoric and tectonic through maps, public architectural sites and plans, sports diagrams, abstract and figurative structures. An interdisciplinary panel will use her work as a starting point to develop ideas about territory and structures, considering mapping, colonialism, migrations, poetic form and other topics. Speakers include professors Asimina Ino Nikolopoulou (Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies), Josh Marshack (Antropology), Hai-Dang Phan (English), Fredo Rivera (Art History), 
 
Gallery Tour: Cole Rogers: Collaborating with Julie Mehretu 
March 5, 7 p.m. 
Cole Rogers, Artistic Director and Master Printer, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, will lead a gallery tour of the exhibition Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu. Rogers will discuss the collaborative relationship between artist and printer in contemporary print workshops as well as the techniques, 
history and unique aspects of individual works in the exhibition. 
https://vimeopro.com/user13496140/highpoint for more on Highpoint Center for Printmaking.
 
Piano Recital: Royce Wolf 
March 10, 11 a.m. 
Royce Wolf, associate professor of mathematics, will present a solo piano recital featuring the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Bartok and Frederic Rzewski. 
 
  

 
New hours!
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 
Free and open to the public.
 







Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, 1108 Park Street, Grinnell, Iowa  50112
641.269.4660
www.grinnell.edu/campus-life/arts-culture/museum
 
 Minors under age 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. Grinnell College is not responsible for minors on campus or at College-sponsored events.

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